Have you been asking yourself: “How do I get started with affiliate marketing?” This post pertains to a series of posts were I share my journey building an online business. If you would like to read this series from the beginning, you can click here to go directly to the first post. In this post you’re reading right now, I will show you how I got started with affiliate marketing.
Having a map is valuable and having a clear notion of what to expect when we start a business is key. I would like to give you a bit of insight if you’re planning to hit the road with an affiliate marketing project. Taking a look at my story might be helpful.
Let’s see in this chapter what I learned when I just got started. The initial excitement gradually fades away and challenges begin to appear. One starts to ask “Can I overcome this obstacle?”
I got to a point where I felt discouraged. And I believe anybody starting at affiliate marketing will fell this way. I would like to share with you what discouraged me. It indeed made me go off track. Having a bird sight view of this journey before you start it can be a complete game changer.
Building your business as an affiliate marketer is not easy. Even if you find the proper training, there will still be a lot of challenges to overcome. But I believe the best way to get started with affiliate marketing is joining this platform I joined. You can join for free and taste yourself what affiliate marketing is all about.
I’m being perfectly honest with you. After the first shot I gave to affiliate marketing I came to the conclusion it wasn’t for me. Before getting involved with affiliate marketing I didn’t know I had to produce content. And I discovered that once I started the training. Writing in English might not be an issue for you, but there may be other things you find difficult.
You have gathered some information of what it’s like to get started. I have mentioned a few of the things that impressed me. But nothing beats building your own site, choosing your own niche and creating your own content. In other words, giving it a try yourself. You can get started with affiliate marketing for free clicking here (you can build up to two sites for free on this platform).
After reading this post, the intention is not only to share with you how I got started, nor for me to tell you how you can get started. The real purpose of this post is that you actually get started yourself.
I’m sure you’ll have advantages over me when I first started. But still, the road will be tough for you as well! Be prepared!
At the end of the day, affiliate marketing indeed was for me. I still don’t write very good English, but I managed to go pass that first barrier (and many others).
It may or may not be for you. I don’t want you to believe it will be easy. It’s a business: “It will take work to make it work!” But once it works, the benefits are awesome!
If you want to continue this story, stay tuned for the next installment. And if you have some experiences of your own involving affiliate marketing, I’m eager to listen to them. You can use the comment box below.